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Does anyone else have a little knock when they first drive in the morning that only happens a little after you start driving? I get it after I haven't driven it for a couple of hours too. Preferred (SEL), 2.0L, AWD trim.
 

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Hard to say what your little “knock” sounds like from here.. but, in general, engines make more noise when cold until everything comes up to operating temps. Some cars have what’s called “piston slap” which is a knocking sound heard until it becomes thermally stable. Most consider this normal and not harmful as long as the noise subsided after a short amount of time.
My 1.6L is loud when cold, but I don’t hear any one type of “knock”.
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Does anyone else have a little knock when they first drive in the morning that only happens a little after you start driving? I get it after I haven't driven it for a couple of hours too. Preferred (SEL), 2.0L, AWD trim.
 

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Does anyone else have a little knock when they first drive in the morning that only happens a little after you start driving? I get it after I haven't driven it for a couple of hours too. Preferred (SEL), 2.0L, AWD trim.
A pinging knock as you need more octane or a metal thud knock like a motor mount is lose and the motor is hitting something?
 

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A pinging knock as you need more octane or a metal thud knock like a motor mount is lose and the motor is hitting something?
It's a little thud coming from the back of the vehicle. I think it may be the AWD?
 

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Hard to say what your little “knock” sounds like from here.. but, in general, engines make more noise when cold until everything comes up to operating temps. Some cars have what’s called “piston slap” which is a knocking sound heard until it becomes thermally stable. Most consider this normal and not harmful as long as the noise subsided after a short amount of time.
My 1.6L is loud when cold, but I don’t hear any one type of “knock”.
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It's a little thud coming from the back of the vehicle. I think it may be the AWD?
 

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Does anyone else have a little knock when they first drive in the morning that only happens a little after you start driving? I get it after I haven't driven it for a couple of hours too. Preferred (SEL), 2.0L, AWD trim.
Also new to the forum and heads up with the knocking/ piston slap issue.
We have a 2019 Kona SEL AWD model with 21k and definitely has piston slap. Regardless the duration of driving the vehicle the noise does not subside and will only get worse as the mileage increases. I'm going to the dealers. At 21k totally unacceptable.
 
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